Joseph Ernest Mambu
English Language Education Program
Faculty of Language and Arts
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
Salatiga 50711, Central Java, Indonesia
Full-Time Tenure-Track Appointment
Lecturer, English Language Education Undergraduate Program (now under the Faculty of Language and Arts), Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia, 2000-present.
Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University, 2014
Dissertation: Negotiating the place of spirituality in English language teaching: A case study in an Indonesian EFL teacher education program
Committee: Paul Kei Matsuda, Chair; Patricia Friedrich; Matthew Prior.
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, The University of Queensland, 2005
Thesis: Exploring "heteroglossia" in Indonesian charismatic oral narratives of personal experiences.
Thesis supervisor: Roland Sussex
Thesis examiners: Michael Harrington; Peter White
S.Pd. (B.Ed.) in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, 2000
Head of English Language Education Program, Faculty of Language and Arts (August 1, 2016 to date)
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, 2000-2003, 2005-2011, 2015 to date
Faculty of Language and Literature (now Faculty of Language and Arts)
Skill courses: Speaking, Listening, (Academic) Writing, Narrative Writing, Argumentative Writing, Critical Reading, Reading Across Genres, English-Indonesian Translation, Indonesian-English Translation, and Micro Teaching.
Content courses: Introduction to English Language Education, Introduction to Linguistics; English for Specific Purposes; Critical Pedagogies and Literacy (elective), Research Methods; Cross-Cultural Understanding, Current Issues in Applied Linguistics, Classroom Language Discourse.
Supervising EFL pre-service teachers’ Teaching Practicum in formal and non-formal high schools.
Faculty of Psychology
Basic English, 2000
Faculty of Theology
Basic English, 2000
Language Training Center
Teaching Indonesian as a Foreign Language, 2005-2011.
Mambu, J. E. (2010). Personalizing Critical Pedagogies in Foreign Language Education. Yogyakarta: Sanata Dharma University Press.
Mambu, J. E. (2008). Polyphonic discourse in Indonesian conversion narratives. Salatiga, Central Java: Widya Sari Press.
Mambu, J. E. (2017). Addressing religious issues and power in ELT classrooms: Voices from English teachers in Indonesia. International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching, 4, 6-27. http://cook.biola.edu/static/media/downloads/ijc-elt-volume-4-article-1.pdf
Mambu, J. E. (2017). Creatively negotiating the place of spirituality in the ELT curriculum. TEFLIN Journal, 28(1), 93-114. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15639/teflinjournal.v28i1/93-114
Mambu, J. E. (2017). Unraveling relatively unclear stories: A narrative analysis of student-teachers’ identity work. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(2), 172-183. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17509/ijal.v6i2.4842
Mambu, J. E. (2016). Investigating students’ negotiation of religious faiths in ELT contexts: A critical spiritual pedagogy perspective. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 13(3), 157-182. doi: 10.1080/15427587.2016.1150145
Mambu, J. E. (2015). Challenges in assessing character education in ELT: Implications from a case study in a Christian University. TEFLIN Journal, 26(2), 183-208. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15639/teflinjournal.v26i2/183-208
Mambu, J. E. (2014). Co-constructing an EFL student teacher’s personal experience of teaching practice. k@ta, 16(2), 61-69. doi: 10.9744/kata.16.2.61-70
Mambu, J. E. (2014). Countering hegemonic ELT materials in Asian EFL contexts. The Asian EFL Journal, 76, 4-25.
Mambu, J. E. (2013). Narrative structures across tellings of the same “good” teaching experience. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 204-223. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17509/ijal.v2i2.165
Mambu, J. E. (2013). Appropriations of policies related to L2 academic writing practices in an Indonesian EFL teacher education program. Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching, 9(1), 15-41.
Mambu, J. E. (2011). English for advocacy purposes: Critical pedagogy’s contribution to Indonesia. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 8(4), 135-173.
Mambu, J. E. (2009). Christian discoursing across tellings of the same story: A case in EFL pre-service teacher’s narratives, English.Edu Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 9(1), 45-64.
Mambu, J. E. (2009). Triangulating “possible Englishes” at lexical and syntactical levels used in Indonesian EFL pre-service teachers’ written narratives, The Journal of Asia TEFL, 6(2), 149-180.
Mambu, J. E. (2009). Triangulating some discourse-related issues in Indonesian EFL pre-service teachers’ written narratives, TEFLIN Journal, 20(1), 61-82.
Mambu, J. E. (2009). Thematic investigations with Indonesian EFL teachers: From descriptions to social critiques and beyond. Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching, 5(1), 57-80.
Mambu, J. E. (2008). Addressing Political “Confusion Syndrome” Discourses: A Critical Applied Linguistics Perspective, k@ta, 10(1), 14-35.
Mambu, J. E. (2006). Setting the tone for Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) implementation: A Savignonian perspective. English.edu Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 6(2), 137-152.
Mambu, J. E. (2017). Perspektif multicultural kritis bagi pengembangan kapasitas guru/pendidik guru dan pembelajar bahasa asing. In M. Marbawi, & J. Phaat (Eds.), Tinjauan secara kritis reformasi pendidikan nasional: 85 tahun tribute to Prof. H. A. R. Tilaar (pp. 9-28). Jakarta: Media Indonesia Publishing.
Mambu, J. E. (2012). English for advocacy purposes: Critical pedagogy’s contribution to Indonesia. In K. Sung, & R. Pederson (Eds.), Critical ELT practices in Asia (pp. 111-136). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. [Originally published in The Journal of Asia TEFL, 8(4), 135-173].
Mambu, J. E. (2012, January 11). Jokowi’s political rhetoric. The Jakarta Post. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/01/11/jokowi-s-political-rhetoric.html
Mambu, J. E. (2010, July 22). Voice and noise in TDL case. The Jakarta Post, p. 6.
Mambu, J. E. (2010, April 6). From Gayus Tambunan to critical literacy. The Jakarta Post, p. 6.
Mambu, J. E. (2010, January 7). Interpreting Gus Dur, the icon of pluralism. The Jakarta Post, p. 7.
Plenary Addresses and/or Paper Presentations
Mambu, J. E. (2017, 13 May). Becoming a critical researcher in designing qualitative research. Plenary address at the 2017 EDSA (English Department Students’ Association) ELT Conference at Universitas Siliwangi, Tasikmalaya.
Mambu, J. E. (2017, 18 March). A critical multiculturalist perspective for English language teachers’ professional development. Plenary address at the “10th FLA (Faculty of Language and Arts) International Conference: Revisiting English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation in the Borderless World: My World, Your World, Whose World?” at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2016, 3 November). Critical ELT perspectives for technology-enhanced language learning (TELL). Plenary address at the iTELL Conference at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2016, September 8-10). Creatively negotiating the place of spirituality in the ELT Curriculum. Plenary address presented at the 63rd TEFLIN International Conference at Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya, September 9, 2016.
Mambu, J. E. (2015, September 14-16). Challenges in assessing character education in ELT: Implications from a case study in a Christian University. Paper presented at the 62nd TEFLIN International Conference in Sanur, Bali.
Mambu, J. E. (2012, April 6). The hope and intricacies of breaking the cycle of “Matthew Effect” through ELT: Insights from a sociocultural approach to literacy. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium in Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Mambu, J. E. (2012, March 28). Why and how voice matters in L2 academic writing in EFL contexts. Poster presented at TESOL Doctoral Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Mambu, J. E. (2010, 24-25 November). Pessimism and optimism in some critical approaches to language studies. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference conducted by The Faculty of Language and Literature in cooperation with the Language Training Center Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, on “Bringing Linguistics and Literature into EFL Classrooms.”
Mambu, J. E. (2010, 26-28 May). Indonesian EFL learners exploring the issue of “oppression” in ELT. Paper presented at the 3rd CELC International Symposium in the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Mambu, J. E. (2010, 28-30 April). EFL learners’ pedagogical histories, cultures, and aspirations: A case in English Department of an Indonesian university. Paper presented at LIA International Conference 2010: An International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning in Sanur Beach Hotel & Resort, Bali, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2009, 8-10 December). A Bakhtinian perspective on religious interpreting: Some insights for EFL translation courses in Indonesia. Paper presented at the 56th TEFLIN International Conference in Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2008, 1-3 Aug). Indonesianized English in EFL pre-service teachers' written narratives: A matter of error or identity? Paper presented at the 6th AsiaTEFL International Conference in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2007, 4-5 December). Rural school EFL students across genders posing problems of poverty and its alleviation. Paper presented at the International Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming in Education, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana.
Mambu, J. E. (2007, 17-19 May). Gloomy pictures of gender and development as implied in three Indonesian short stories: Can we make them brighter? Paper presented at the International Seminar on Gender and Development in Asian Literature, American College, Madurai, India.
Kusumaningtyas, P., & Mambu, J. E. (2006, 8-9 December). Teachers' folktale tellings: How subversive or conforming to the metanarrative? Paper presented at The International Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia.
Mambu, J. E. (2006, 5-7 December). An agenda for equipping EFL pre-service teachers with the Practical Curriculum Inquiry paradigm. Paper presented at The 54th TEFLIN International Conference, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia.
A Book Review
Reviewing a book entitled Pedagogik Kritis: Perkembangan, substansi, dan perkembangannya di Indonesia, edited by H. A. R. Tilaar, Lody F. Paat, and Jimmy Ph. Paat, published by Rineka Cipta, in Jakarta, March 16, 2011. (Note: The book was reviewed during its official launch by Prof. Samuel Haneman from Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Prof. Azyumardi Azra from Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, and myself at Putera Sampoerna School of Education, Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan [STKIP] Kebangkitan Nasional, Jl. Pierre Tendean 88c Jakarta Selatan).
Scholarships and Fellowships
Australian Development Scholarship (ADS; a.k.a. AusAID Scholarship), 2004-2005.
Fulbright-DIKTI, a joint scholarship by Fulbright administered by the Department of State (USA) and DIKTI (the Indonesian Directorate of Higher Education), 2011-2014.
Arizona State University Doctoral (Recruiting) Fellowship and tuition waivers, 2011-2013.
Department of English Conference Travel Grant, Arizona State University, 2012.
Certificate of Appreciation as one of the ten TEFLIN selected paper writers at the 62nd TEFLIN International Conference 2015 held in Denpasar from 14th through 16th September 2015. [The certificate was signed by the President of The TEFLIN board, Prof. Dr. Joko Nurkamto, M.Pd., and the Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee, Dr. Ni Luh Ketut Mas Indrawati, M.A.].
Journal Editorial Board (and Reviewer)
The Journal of Teaching & Learning English in Multicultural Contexts (TLEMC; published by Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Universitas Siliwangi, Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia): 2016 to date.
ELTR Journal (published by Asosiasi Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris [APSPBI]): starting 2017,
Research Proposal Internal Reviewer
For Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (starting April 2017).
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
Faculty of Language and Literature Library Coordinator, 2006-2011.
Faculty of Language and Literature Teaching Practicum Coordinator, 2009-2010.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN) International Conference
Plenary Speaker Moderator, 2006.
Session Chair, 2006, 2009.
The 19th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes
3rd International Seminar 2009 on ESP in SBI: Contextualizing the Jargons, in Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, featuring Prof. Vijay Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong) and Prof. Ali Saukah (State University of Malang, Indonesia).
Undergraduate Thesis Advising (completed in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana)
Antonius Ditok Adriyanto (2007). “An Analysis of Common Strategies and Errors in Indonesian-English Translation Made by Students of Translation 2.”
Willy Alexander. (2007). “Reticent Students' Problems and Strategies in Speaking Class.”
Natalia Merlina Indiarto. (2007). “Analysis of Sequence and Evaluation Devices in the Students’ Narrative Using Labov's Framework: A Case Study.”
Simon Resania Junior. (2007). “Evaluation on Textbooks Entitled ‘Look Ahead’ for the Third Grade of Senior High School Students.”
Aries Setiawan. (2007). “A study of Language Used in E-mail.”
Elina Kristianti Setiawan. (2007). “A Non-Javanese Student's Coping Strategies in the ED SWCU.”
Kiki Amelia. (2011). “A neurologist’s actions in handling irrelevant responses from three patients during a consultation in a health centre, Semarang.”
Alvin Donan. (2011). “Students’ Dictionary (Mis)use in a Translation Course.”
Gisha Octavina Hadiwasita. (2011). “The Comparison between Native Speakers’ and Non-Native Speakers’ Editing in ACCESS English Magazine’s Articles.”
Ariella Octaviany Kusbianto. (2011). “Dealing with Introverted Students in EFL Classrooms: A Case Study in a Senior High School in Salatiga.”
Widi Arie N. (2011). “The Relevance of Jack London's Essay ‘What Life Means to Me’ to the Situation in Indonesia.”
Adi Pratama. (2011). “Learner Language: Possible Englishes or Errors?”
Agnes Wijaya. (2011). “The Discrepancy between Theories and Practices in EFL Learning and Teaching.”
Antonius Yogi Puguh Aristuta. (2015). “The Constructions of Political Views on the Case of the Death Penalty of Bali-Nine Convicts in The Jakarta Post’s Editorials.”
Aloisius Kevin Purnama. (2015). “Reviewing Listening Materials through the Lens of World Englishes: A Case Study in an English Language Teacher Education Program.”
Brenda Christie. (2016). “Vocabulary Teaching and Learning Strategies Used by Lecturers in a Private University in Central Java.”
Nadia Angela Danuatmadja. (2016). “Kindergarten Teachers’ Views Toward the Code Switching Strategy.”
Victoria Evangelista. (2016). “Teachers’ Strategies in Dealing with Students’ Various Learning Styles.”
Teduh Pitutur Wicak Ikhtiar. (2016). “Incorporating critical pedagogy through problem posing, dialogue, and conscientization in a junior high school in Salatiga.”
Edwin Bagus Joharta. (2016). “The transitivity-passivization interface in two online newspapers about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”
Kristanto. (2016). “Performance of Identity through Code Switching in Facebook Postings by Dayaknese Students.”
Caecilia Fanny Chrisnanda Putri. (2016). “Performances of Identity through Code Switching in Non-English Department Students’ Social Media Accounts.”
Dewi Ratoja D. W. (2016). “Strategic Competence to Compensate Students’ Linguistic Deficiences: A Case Study in a Christian Primary School in Salatiga.”
Hannasista Yupiterani. (2016). “Teachers Strategies to Deal with Students’ Reticence in English Classes in a State Junior High School in Salatiga.”
Undergraduate Thesis Advising (completed in the Faculty of Language and Arts, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana)
Rintan Ariyanti. (2016). “Exploring opportunities and challenges in incorporating sociocultural issues into ELT in a vocational high school in Salatiga.”
Faradita Hanna Dienswari. (2016). “Stances endorsing Jokowi in The Jakarta Post’s Editorials.”
Jap, Victoria Louise Cahyajaya. (2016). “Analyzing voicing in LGBT news from a Bakhtinian perspective.”
Alfonsus Mario Eljianantyo. (2016). “Mood choice analysis on Bane’s final album entitled ‘Don’t Wait up.’”
Ivana Christina Handriyo. (2016). “FLA students’ attitudes toward teachers’ use of code-switching in class.”
Ulfa Anisti Wijayanti. (2016). “Teachers’ strategies to address plagiarism in academic writing.”
Aurelia Melinda Herka Puspita. (2017). “Investigating teachers’ integration of critical pedagogical perspectives in teaching four basic English skills.”
Elisa Noventia Prastiwi. (2017). “EFL students’ views on the negotiation of their Javanese identity when using English.”
Wiga Vivianingtiyas. (2017). “Integrating character education into language learning: EFL teachers’ spiritual negotiation in implementing basic competence of the 2013 curriculum.”
Undergraduate Thesis Examiner (in the Faculty of Language and Literature, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana)
Daniel Kurniawan. (2008). “A Contrastive Analysis Between the English and Indonesian Proper Names and Idioms in Donald Duck Comic Series.”
Indah Puspitasari. (2008). “Analysis of English Language Used in Printed Media for Public Relations in Hotels.”
Aji Prasetio Putranto. (2008). “An Analysis of Teacher's Questioning Strategies Based on Bloom's Taxonomy to the 1st Grade Students.”
Arinta Setyasari. (2008). “The Influence of Fairy Tale Cartoons to the Children’s Concept of Beauty: A Case of Four Children in Asinan Village Watching ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty.’”
Setyorini. (2007). “A Trend of Using Different Pattern of Words as a Secret Language in Informal Communication of Several English Department Students: A Case Study on Stylistic Variation.”
Kristi Shintasari. (2011). “How Teaching Science Using English for Fourth Graders is Carried Out in SD Kristen 3 Salatiga.”
Ryandika Rizky Anindra. (2016). “Investigating student teachers’ concerns during teaching practicum: An analysis of individual reflections.”
Undergraduate Thesis Examiner (in the Faculty of Language and Arts, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana)
Maureen Decinta Nira Permata. (2016). “Error analysis of the English writing assignment of vocational school students.”
An invited speaker for Pembekalan Pra Alumni Persekutuan Mahasiswa Kristen Salatiga in Rumah Persekutuan Perkantas on June 10, 2017. Theme: Bekerja Tanpa Kehilangan Visi (Working without Losing a Vision).
A material developer and a trainer at a training program for Kalam Kudus school teachers in Solo on Classroom Language (Using Questions in the Classroom & Eliciting Students’ Responses) conducted by Sekolah Kristen Kalam Kudus Solo, March 10-11, 2017.
An instructor at Workshop Nasional “Menembus Jurnal Internasional” conducted by Program Studi Magister Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, December 17, 2016.
An invited speaker at the Debating Seminar and Exhibition 2016, conducted by Satya Wacana English Debating Society on September 19, 2016.
An invited speaker at the FLL Student Conference conducted at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana on April 30, 2016. Theme: Values in English language education.
A facilitator at Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Peningkatan Kompetensi Mengajar Guru Bahasa Inggris Tingkat SMA/MA Kota Salatiga: Pengembangan Keterampilan Membaca Siswa, conducted in SMA Negeri 1 Salatiga on December 14, 2015.
A facilitator at Orientasi Mahasiswa Baru (OMB; New Students Orientation) in ABX101 room, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana on August 25, 2015. Theme: Sejarah, Visi, dan Misi UKSW (History, Vision, and Mission of Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana).
An invited speaker at Perkantas (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship) Meeting at SMA Theresiana, Salatiga, on August 6, 2015. Theme: Tuhan ada dalam Studi Saya (God’s Presence in my Studies).
An instructor in a writing workshop entitled “Against all odds: Writing creatively and effectively” held by The English Department Students’ Body, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, March 18, 2011.
An Interpreter in Sunday bilingual service in the Indonesian Bethany Church, Salatiga, 2008.
An informal TEFL consultant for a rural-based learning community centre “Generasi Baru” in Pondok Penuai, dusun Kedayon, kecamatan Getasan, Kabupaten Semarang, 2005-2006.
Teaching English to elementary school students in SD Kristen 02 Karmel, Tekelan village, Central Java, 2002-2003.
Developing materials and teaching English to bellboys as part of Literacy Program in Hotel Beringin, Salatiga, Central Java, 1999.
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2014-2015
Asian EFL Journal
Asia TEFL (Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN)
Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2012-2013
Christian English Language Educators Association (CELEA): An international association for Christians in TESOL (2016-2017)
ESAI (English Studies Association in Indonesia)
APSPBI (Asosiasi Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)